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Digital Literacy

Making Digital Videos

Free Video Editing Software

Free video editing software is an easy and convenient way to edit your videos, and is great for beginners.

iMovie comes free with new Macs. iMovie offers many options for editing video and audio, and for adding photos, music and narration to your movies.

Movie Maker
Movie Maker is Window's free video editing software, which comes installed on new PCs. You can use the program to create and share high-quality movies. The most recent version is Windows Live Movie Maker 2011

YouTube's video editor is an easy, free way to trim clips or remix videos. However the editing power is limited and you'll never get an uncompressed version of the final product.

Pinnacle Spin
Video Spin, for PCs, is free video editing software from Pinnacle. Video Spin is specifically designed for beginners, but it still includes tools, transitions and effects so you can easily jazz up your videos.

VideoPad Video Editor
VideoPad Editor is very easy to use. All you have to do is drag and drop your video clips and then choose your transitions and video effects. You can add titles and captions and music. You can get a trial version for 14 days and then you have to pay to continue using the program.

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